Dan Brown to release new book in May

  • Dan Brown, the bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code, is set to release a new book in May.

    Inferno will be the fourth novel in the crime series featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.

    The book, which is set in Italy, will see Langdon drawn into "a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces".

    Brown said he was influenced by Italian poet Dante's classic work, Inferno, while doing research in Florence.

    The book's title was revealed via social media sites Twitter and Facebook.

    A piece of a mosaic was unlocked every time fans mentioned the novel, which eventually revealed the title.

    The image shows The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower, known as the Duomo, in Florence.

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